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Re: Sally 4th try

PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:03 am
by DanG
@Ulmy
They are improving. Just really really slow! They're close to a month here and the best plants are just about to produce the second set of new leaves. Maybe in a year i'll have a 12 inch plant lol.

Number 2 is fine believe me :) Based it on the new growth!


@Nothim
I'm going to take out plant 1. I'll put her in a small translucent container and just cover the top with plastic. I'll poke the plastic several times a day and see what happens. Again this will be started on Day 31.
The soil mixture is mostly coco peat with some compost at the bottom. All my seedlings are in the same type of soil. I've propagated coleus this way so i don't think this will be an issue. And repotting is still way down the road haha. The plants are 2 inches when i got them.


Day 27:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] ... 928181241/ or
http://flyingketchupbottle.multiply.com ... /30/Day_27

Slight rotting on one of the plant's leaves. Nothing to worry about :)

Re: Sally 4th try

PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:12 am
by nothim
ok!

Re: Sally 4th try

PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:34 pm
by DanG

Re: Sally 4th try

PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:39 am
by nothim

Re: Sally 4th try

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:24 am
by DanG
It's the heat nothim. Temperature has been 30 to 33'C morning to afternoon.
The other plants are doing well, i still believe Three can adapt in time.

Day 30:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] ... 953886237/

Re: Sally 4th try

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:36 am
by Ulmdorgr
It's actually possible for the plants to burn, like our skin. Make sure they aren't getting too much sun.

Re: Sally 4th try

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:13 am
by DanG
If it's a burn then it's probably because of the compost as the plants are well shaded:
http://flyingketchupbottle.multiply.com ... 0#photo=10

Re: Sally 4th try

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:42 am
by nothim
read comments !

and on here http://flyingketchupbottle.multiply.com ... 0#photo=10

i suggest you supply them a lot of light if you want them to grow faster , no direct light.

i see yours in the cardboard box(and with a cardboard on top) something like here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/boolie2010/4378736399/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/boolie2010/4379481124/
and you do not need this ----they struggle to grow !!!!

you need light like here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4492679241/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4493321490/

Re: Sally 4th try

PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:31 am
by DanG
@Nothim
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] ... 100352398/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] ... 100352398/

Day 33 is up:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] ... 100352398/ or
http://flyingketchupbottle.multiply.com ... /33/Day_33

Plant 3's leaves has dropped. They were the old ones but the growth is doing great. My gut tells me this is just acclimation so i'm not worried.

Re: Sally 4th try

PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:41 am
by nothim
read !!!!!!!

Re: Sally 4th try

PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:06 pm
by DanG

Re: Sally 4th try

PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:37 am
by nothim
ok, read!!!!!

Re: Sally 4th try

PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:39 am
by Ulmdorgr
Yeah it looks 3's stem might be buried too far. Might want to un-bury it a little while you inspect it, and re-bury, not as much if lots of the stem is buried, for structural support.

Re: Sally 4th try

PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:10 am
by DanG
I appreciate how you guys are so passionate over the growth of my mini plants. But seriously there's nothing to worry about, this is just nature taking place.

please calm down :) Everything is fine!
- there are no bugs inside the bag
- there is no root rot because i haven't watered them since day 1. I only mist occasionally! If root rot should happen the plant should have been dead on day 7 because day 1was the "wettest" the soil has gone.
- i've checked 1cm below the soil and the stem is still green. i am not comfortable disturbing the roots because that's how i murdered my previous plant. I was too agitated to see new growth.
- it's the heat. definitely the heat. Sun is shining so hard on some days that if i just stand beneath the shade i'll still sweat! But since the other plants are doing fine, even producing new growth my gut says plant 3 will make it too :)

Yes the four are very small. 1-2 inches in length, that's how i got them. This is to my advantage because when the plant is at the early stages of growth, it can acclimatize with no problems unless i become careless. Believe me when i tell you that i have learned my lessons and evaluated my mistakes thoroughly. The best thing i can do is to do less and let the plant do the rest. If they don't make it i am at peace with it but if they do make it then i'll make the most of out of this blessing :)

Re: Sally 4th try

PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:18 am
by nothim
I only mist occasionally!.............


test the soil with your finger --see how wet is it or if it is at all !!!!????!!!!!

you need the soil moist .

i suggest you use a tray on each pot .